Do Our Parenting Worries Stem From Our Own Shame and Guilt?

Author: Bassma Younan, MDiv, RP

As parents, we care deeply about the well-being of our kids, but do we worry more than we need to? Though all of us have concerns about our kids’ social skills, grades, extracurricular involvement, or level of giftedness in music or sports, we might be inhibiting our children’s development because of our excessive worrying. In fact, chronic parental worrying can affect not only our children’s capacity to flourish now but also their self-esteem as they find their place in the world. Continue reading